Vegas-based rental firm faces probes over pandemic evictions


A company that owns thousands of rental units in several states is facing investigation over pandemic evictions The sagal group based in Las Vegas says it operates lawfully in that it tries to run the most dignified rental housing business they can For the company is facing investigations announced by the state of Nevada and Clark county after a congressional oversight panel found company executives used deception and harassment to force tenants out while collecting millions of dollars in federal aid aimed at keeping people in their homes during the pandemic The House select subcommittee on the coronavirus crisis looked at several large property companies and described Siegel's practices as uniquely egregious with executives advising employees to replace the air conditioner of a past lieutenant with one that didn't work asking state child welfare officials to investigate them or having security knock on the door twice a night Nevada state attorney Aaron Ford characterized the report as shocking and disturbing I'm Jennifer King

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